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Mohammed Raja, Ph.D., CPIM, CSCP


  • Ph.D., Operations Management, Clemson University
  • M.E., Industrial Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.B.A., Marketing, University of Mumbai
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Pune


  • CPIM, Certified in Production and Inventory Management
  • APICS certified trainer
  • CSCP, Certified Supply Chain Professional


  • Advanced Operations Management Operations Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Business Statistics I and II
  • Logistics Management
  • Applied Operations Management (MBA)

Research Interests

  • How firms successfully implement and sustain lean practices in manufacturing and service sectors
  • Development and implementation of leading indicators for operational success
  • Application of lean practices within healthcare operations
  • Approaches in effective teaching pedagogy for the post millennial students

Recent Publications

  • Lam, M., Raja, M., Finstad-Milion, K., and Desilus, B. (2017). “Getting things done: Proactive influence tactics in Mexico and the United States.”. Global Journal of Management and Marketing, Vol 1 (2).
  • Raja, M. and Fredendall, L. (2016). “What management philosophy does it take to improve employee quality of work life & performance?” Journal of Business & Economics, Vol 7 (3).
  • Raja, M., & Fredendall, L.D. (2015). “Middle management support in facilitating lean practices.” Proceedings of the North-East Decision Sciences Institute (Refereed)
  • Zagenczyk, T.; Cruz, K.; Woodard, A.; Walker, C.; Few, T.; Kiazad, K.; and Raja, M. (2013). “The moderating effect of Machiavellianism on the psychological contract breach - Organizational identification/dis-identification relationships.” Journal of Business Psychology, Vol 10 (2).
  • Raja, M., & Narayanaswamy, R. (2012). “Digitalized hospital myth or reality: An exploratory study.” Proceedings of the South-East Decision Sciences Institute conference, Columbia, South Carolina (Refereed)

Recent Presentations

  • Raja, M. (2016) “6-S Visual Controls: A guideline for the Lean Practitioner”. Conducted a workshop for the APICS, Lancaster-York chapter monthly professional development meeting
  • Raja, M.; Damali, U; Barut, M; Narayanaswamy, R. (2015). “Lean practices: An efficient way to reduce waste and increase customization in front office service operations.” Annual Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Seattle, Washington
  • Raja, M. (2015) “Variability, Velocity, and Visibility: Vital to Supply Chain Success”. Panel discussant at the 4th Annual Supply Chain Summit hosted by Delaware Bio at AstraZeneca


  • Serve on the local APICS Board (LORK chapter)
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